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USN-5810-3: Git vulnerabilities

7 February 2023

Several security issues were fixed in Git.

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Releases

Packages

  • git - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system

Details

USN-5810-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Git. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Markus Vervier and Eric Sesterhenn discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain
gitattributes. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash
or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-23521)

Joern Schneeweisz discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain commands.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-41903)

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-5810-1: git-el, git-svn, git-gui, gitk, git-all, git-email, git, git-daemon-run, git-man, git-mediawiki, git-doc, git-daemon-sysvinit, git-cvs, gitweb
  • USN-5810-4: git-el, git-svn, git-gui, gitk, git-bzr, git-cvs, git-email, git, git-daemon-run, git-man, git-core, git-mediawiki, git-arch, git-doc, git-daemon-sysvinit, git-all, gitweb